Day of the Dead or Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican tradition and celebration. The two-day event celebrates life and death, where mourning is exchanged for celebration. This joyful time of remembrance of deceased loved ones.
Traditionally, people believe that this is the one time of the year when souls can return to earth for a day and commune with their families and friends. Beautiful altars with offerings
(ofrendas) in homes welcome the returning souls, featuring candles, marigolds, incense, photographs, and loved ones’ favorite foods like fruit, tortillas, tamales, chocolate, and bread.
Believe it or not, Mexicans are not the only ones to celebrate ate Day of the Dead. It is a widely celebrated holiday all over the world. Many religious communities celebrate All Souls Day at the same time as the Day of the Dead. Honoring the dead is widely celebrated around the world but the Day of the Dead is unique in its traditions. Mexican celebrations of the holiday often include animated skeletons and colorfully decorated skulls (Calaveraseras), emphasizing life’s vibrancy amid mortality.
Sugar Skull Pumpkin Paint Night at Buffalo RiverWorks
THU OCT 27, 2022
7:00 PM TO 09:00 PM
Buffalo Virtual Day of the Dead Celebration
Wed, Oct 26, 2020 , 8:00am-11:00pm
El Día De Los Muertos -The Day of the Dead
October 22, 2022
3:00 - 7:00 pm
Orleans County YMCA, Medina, NY